Child murder victim Autumn Pasquale hasn’t even had her funeral and hate groups are targeting her and the two teens accused of killing her. A well-known hate group known as the National Black Foot Soldier Network blasted the girl’s case recently and claimed that the innocent 12-year-old girl deserved to be strangled for nothing more than bike parts. Sparking rage online, this group is in support of Justin and Dante Robinson — who not only allegedly murdered the girl, but callously showed up at her vigil shortly disposing of her.
This is absolutely horrendous, and it’s certainly not the first time the National Black Foot Soldier Network has come to headlines for their trollish display of racism and hatred toward white female murder victims. It’s something they are known for, quite like the Westboro Baptist Church in their troll displays against victims of tragedies.
It should be made clear that racism played no known part in this murder. Neither of these boys are accused of killing Autumn Pasquale because she’s white, nor has that been made a possible motive. In fact, it seems preposterous and the reasoning used to turn this into a racial issue is null.
The fact of the matter is that the alleged killers are accused of stealing her bike for parts — which is something they were very well known for in their neighborhood. Autumn fell victim to her love of BMX bikes and trustworthy nature — and who wouldn’t trust two of her neighbors who were in her age group? Not only did they allegedly strangle and beat the 12-year-old girl to death and dispose of her in a dumpster, they later attended the vigil held for the girl when she was still missing, callously hiding their little secret.
Crime analyst & profiler Chelsea Hoffman can be found on Huffington Post or Chelsea Hoffman: Case to Case. You can follow her on Twitter @TheRealChelseaH or contact her via her personal blog. Fan the Facebook page for updates on missing persons cases, issues in civil rights and details on Chelsea’s fiction works.